The Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre (MICEC) was founded to address the devastating effects of Canada’s assimilation policy towards First Nations people and proactively works to support First Nations people reclaim their cultures, languages, and education in Manitoba. With the support of NIB Trust Fund, the MICEC hired an online learning coordinator and created 18 different videos to educate and share Indigenous cultures and languages in Manitoba. The MICEC selected educational topics of parenting, crafting, language, harvesting, storytelling, history, and treaties to share with their audiences and throughout the duration of the project they had a over 10,000 viewers including 150 residential school survivors.
MICEC Online highlighted and provided a platform for individuals to share their knowledge, talents, skills, and stories with viewers and connect them with the people, communities and organizations who are revitalizing Indigenous languages and cultures. By creating videos and online content it allowed a larger community to connect with knowledge keepers, activists, and leaders to find wellness in this time.
Interested in learning how to peyote stitch or sew your own ribbon shirt? Click here. Or you can explore videos on parenting, language, harvestings, storytelling, history, and treaties from MICEC online here.